By: Connor Falaguerra / Sports Editor
After coming off their first victory against Anna Marie, the Western lacrosse team falls to Merchant Marine 14 to 7. Western came out with confidence but with Merchant Marine at a 6-1 record, they couldn’t handle the pressure of Merchant.
The Marines came out fast with a four to nothing lead in the first quarter. But with 10 seconds left Nate Wilson waited and scored a goal with exactly one second left on the clock.
The Marines extended their lead to 7-3 heading into halftime. Nat Wilson had two goals and Pat Coll of the Mariners had three goals in the first half.
In the third quarter Merchant started on fire extending their lead with four goals. They were leading 11-3. Wilson and Jesse Beatty scored two goals at the end of the third quarter but it wasn’t enough to cut the lead in half, Merchant lead 12-5 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Coll scored two more goals to bring him to five goals for the night. Western scored two more goals but just wasn’t enough in the end. Wilson was the leading scorer for Western with three.
After this loss, the Western Colonials record is now 1-5 for the season. They will try to get back on track when they play their first conference match-up against Salem State on Saturday at Western Connecticut State University on the Westside campus on the WAC at 4:00 p.m.